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Search Continues For South Bend Murder Suspect

Manuel Clemon, 44, is the subject of a manhunt after his ex-girlfriend was found stabbed to death in South Bend, Ind., on Jan. 18, 2012. (Credit: St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit)

Manuel Clemon, 44, is the subject of a manhunt after his ex-girlfriend was found stabbed to death in South Bend, Ind., on Jan. 18, 2012. (Credit: St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — The search continues for a man suspected of a murder in South Bend, Ind., after a car linked to the case was found in Chicago.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, the search is on for Manuel Clemon, 44, who is also known as Manuel Scott.

He is wanted in the murder of Deshone Caradine, 42, who was found stabbed to death in her South Bend apartment on Wednesday. Police say Clemon had a child with the victim.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports

Hours after the murder, Caradine’s car, a Ford Focus, was found ditched in the drive-up lane of the Highland Community Bank at 87th and Wood streets in Chicago.

Blood was clearly visible on the steering wheel and elsewhere inside the vehicle.

After securing the scene, a team of police officers descended on a nearby house on the 8700 block of South Winchester Avenue. With their guns drawn, officers surrounded the house and a team entered through the back door.

The homeowners showed up a short time later, but were not allowed inside. They declined to speak to reporters.

After spending about a half hour inside the home, police then went to the Hogan Motel at 89th Street and Ashland Avenue, where they found the keys for the Ford Focus and a set of bloody clothes.